Mayella is the oldest child of Bob Ewell and an unnamed mother. The town speculates she is the one who keeps flowers growing around the shack the Ewells live in. Tom Robinson testified he would help her with small chores at her request. The last time he did, she reached up to kiss Tom. Unfortunately, her father witnessed this. The father called in the sheriff and Tom was accused of raping Mayella. The sheriff testified at Tom's trial that when he arrived at the Ewell's shack, Mayella showed signs of having been beaten.